Media Watchdog says authorities routinely harass journalists in Armenia

“New broadcast law gives regulators broad powers to revoke TV licenses. Gala TV, a rare critical broadcaster, faces array of government pressures,” international media watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists says in its global survey of attacks on Press Freedom published on Tuesday. Below are extracts from the report’s section covering Armenia. Continue reading

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CPJ: Armenian activist and editor attacked, placed in strict jail

Armenia -- Nikol Pashinian rallies supporters with a megaphone during an opposition protest action on Feb 20, 2008 (c) Photo by Artur Papyan for http://www.ditord.com

New York, December 2, 2010–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about reports that Nikol Pashinian, an opposition activist and editor-in-chief of the independent daily Haykakan Zhamanak, was beaten in custody and moved into solitary confinement. Continue reading